Joe Powers is married to Karla and has 4 daughters. Originally
from Pocahontas, Iowa - he graduated from Cincinnati Mortuary
School in Ohio, then from Loras College in Duquque, Iowa and later
from the International School of Theology in San Bernadino, Calif.
He took over ownership of the Lindsay Funeral Homes on May 1, 1995.
He loves people, and considers it a privlege to serve families. He
also tries to celebrate life - daily, and to assist families as
they celebrate the life of a loved one.
Brian Cramer is married to Sherri and has 2 daughters and one son.
He is originally from Audubon. After graduation from high school
Brian attended Westmar College. Later while working for Marriott
Hotel in Des Moines he attended Des Moines Area Community College,
graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1995. Brian
served families in the Stuart area until moving to Creston in June
of 2004 when he joined the Powers Funeral Home staff.
Joe Saville is from Redding, Iowa and lives in Creston with his
three children, Chloe, Brodie and Silas. Joe was raised on a farm
near Redding and graduated from Mt. Ayr High School in 1996. He has
an Automotive Degree from DMACC and in 2006 graduated from DMACC's
Mortuary Science Program. He enjoys spending time with family,
fishing, camping and watching sports.
Debbie Angelo, a 1980 Creston graduate, has two children, Kayla
and Logan and one granddaughter. Debbie joined as Office
Mngr. in August of 2000. Debbie enjoys personalizing services
through designing color service folders and personal video
tributes, in addition to looking to all of the details of families
wishes. Debbie's after-care assistance includes helping families
with filing insurance claims and assisting with their monument
needs. She loves working with people and has a heart for serving
and helping families celebrate the life of their loved one. Debbie
stays active through her involvements with her church, school,
music and sporting events. Debbie served as President of the
Creston PTO group for many years; was actively involved with the
Relay for Life committee for 10 years and also served as a board
member of the Bluegrass Optimist club in Union county. She is an
invaluable part of our service to the community.
Paul Somers is from Creston, his wife is Cheryl and he
has 3 grown sons, and 6 grandchildren. Paul retired from serving as
the Director of Student Services at Southwestern Community College,
where he worked for 33 years. He has been associated with the
Powers Funeral Homes since 2001, assisting with funerals,
visitations, and providing professional care to all ages. He is a
Eloise has lived in rural Union county most of her life.
She has 3 grown children, 8 grandchildren and has been blessed with
3 great-grandchildren. Her love of people and ability to serve them
in their time of need is what she enjoys about her job and she
feels this is her calling. Eloise enjoys the time she is able to
spend with her family, friends and her church family. Also in her
spare time Eloise loves to take care of her flowers, crochet and
still makes an occasional cake for family and friends.
Lamona Bilderback, of Creston, has retired from 40 years
serving in a local bank. She is married, has two grown children,
and three grandchildren. Lamona serves in pre-arranging funerals,
some follow-up care and with visitations. She has wonderful
Ernie Burke of Creston, is married to Mary Lou, and has 3
grown sons and 2 grown daughters. Ernie has resided in Union county
over 32 years where he has farmed south of Creston. He assists in
the funeral home with visitations and general maintenance when ever
needed. Ernie enjoys reading about alot of different subjects and
spends time with his church family whenever the opportunity
Wilbur and wife Joan have lived in Creston all of their
life. Wilbur is a Korean War veteran and worked for Burlington
Northern Railroad for 38 years, retiring in 1994. After retirement,
Wilbur has enjoyed fishing, golfing and doing some woodworking.
Wilbur's love of people and being able to assist them in their time
of need is what he enjoys about his work at the funeral home. He
has four grown daughters, eight grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren, which he enjoys spending time with whenever he
Verl lives in Creston with his wife Ruth of 58 years and
helps at the Powers Funeral Home with visitations and funerals when
needed. He has helped in Funeral Service since 1990. Verl also
volunteers at the Greater Regional Medical Center as a Hospice
volunteer and is a Guard at the Creston Compost Site. Before moving
to Creston, Verl farmed and drove a truck while living in Prescott
and ran the Williamson Store from 1964 until 1990. Verl enjoys
golfing in his spare time and relaxing in a recliner when ever he
can. He also enjoys his time with his five grown children; 16
grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great